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Phyllodactylus kofordi DIXON & HUEY, 1970

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Coastal Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus kofordi DIXON & HUEY 1970: 39
Phyllodactylus kofordi — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus kofordi — RÖSLER 2000: 104
Phyllodactylus kofordi — SCHLÜTER 2011 
DistributionPeru (Lambayeque, perifphery of Sechura desert, western foothills of Andes and coastal Peru; Piura), S Ecuador

Type locality: Peru, Lambayeque, Cerro de la Vieja, Motupe  
TypesHolotype: TCWC 279 12, adult male, coll ected by James R. Di xon and John W. Wright, 19-20 Nov. 1968. 
CommentThis species is similar to and thus often sold as “Phyllodactylus reissii”. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr.Carl B.Koford (1915-1979), a naturalist, explorer, and conservationist who worked at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Catenazzi, A. & M.A. Donnelly 2007. Distribution of geckos in northern Peru: Long-term effect of strong ENSO [El Niño Southern Oscillation] events? Journal of Arid Environments 71: 327–332 - get paper here
  • Dixon, James R. & Huey, Raymond B. 1970. Systematics of the lizards of the Gekkonid genus Phyllodactylus on mainland South America. Contributions in Science, Los Angeles County Museum (192): 1-78 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schlüter, U. 2006. Bemerkungen zur Schwanzfärbung peruanischer Blattfingergeckos (Phyllodactylus). Elaphe 14 (1): 55-57
  • Schlüter, U. 2011. Haltung und Nachzucht von Kofords Blattfingergecko (Phyllodactylus kofordi DIXON & HUEY 1970). Elaphe 19 (2): 39-43
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, Omar; Amaranta Carvajal-Campos, Charles W. Barnes, Gabriela Nicholls, and María J. Pozo-Andrade 2013. A New Andean Species of Leaf-toed Gecko (Phyllodactylidae: Phyllodactylus) from Ecuador. Journal of Herpetology Jun 2013, Vol. 47, No. 2: 384-390. - get paper here
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